“…a goal can make an odyssey out of what would otherwise just be the small hours of life.” @diananyad
From Rivka Galchen’s profile of extreme swimmer Diana Nyad in the June issue of Elle:
A goal is arguably just a random something that is sufficiently far away. A caprice. But somehow, if taken seriously, if treated as fate, a goal can make an odyssey out of what would otherwise just be the small hours of life. One sets out to fulfill the prophecy no prophet ever professed, and the drama of how to get there from here makes meaning out of what might otherwise be just meanderings.